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  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 11:02 a.m.

    Is a one and done better than a two for one?

  • Alterego Harrisville, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 11:04 a.m.

    I've wanted to see this matchup for a long time. Glad to see it happen and hope more games are forthcoming.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Feb. 23, 2012 11:19 a.m.

    But why can't we play juggernauts like Montana high, CU, Zona, UCLA or Wazzooooo? If only Nebraska had some kind of storied program like those in the mighty Pac 10.2 1/4. Guess this independent thing is really not working out.

  • BYU_Aggie LOGAN, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    Growing up in Omaha and going to school at BYU, this one has been a lifelong dream match-up for me! We'll definitely be at this game wearing blue and red.

  • agb Layton, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    Howard S.
    Taylorsville, UT
    Is a one and done better than a two for one?
    ----
    You tell us Howard: are you glad that the series with Notre Dame is over or would you rather go back there for them to come to SLC?

  • ACH RENO, NV
    Feb. 23, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    i'm sorrry, but this is a joke. i understand the necessity of BYU scheduling 2 for 1's with ND and Texas, and a 1 and done with OleMiss, a schedule had to be thrown together in basically 5 minutes, and BYU had to make a splash with big names right away to draw attention to their new independance...but this game isn't until 2015. thats fine that Nebraska didn't want a return game but why couldn't we get a neutral site game?? cowboys stadium, or maybe even mile high stadium?? Oklahoma allowed that, and Nebraska recently has not had nearly the same success as the sooners. i can't help but be disappointed in this announcement. even Boise State gets neutral site games with the big boys, remember Georgia and VT the last two years?? who is more to blame about this, Tom Holmoe, or ESPN??

  • MESOUTE SLC, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    Jaka-Rus:
    Interesting points sir. Congratulations to BYU for scheduling a $$$game with a storied program. It wouldn't be such a big laugher if BYU fans didn't constantly tout their national brand as a factor in assuring at least one return game. Congratulations Cougars, you are now on the same level as USU.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Feb. 23, 2012 12:05 p.m.

    I absolutely love this match-up!

    I'm betting they'll turn around and announce a home and home with Nebraska for future years, similar to what we did with Texas when we announced the game in Austin first and then turned around and announced a home and home with the Longhorns. Holmoe talks about a "long term relationship" with Nebraska, which isn't a one and done.

    Do you think this will be a nationally televised game? Oh Ya! Many AQ teams are playing Div 2 cupcakes in week 1. This game will draw a lot of eyeballs in week 1.

    If we can fix the November scheduling (and I think we will), I really like how Independence is working out. I don't even need us to play Top 10 caliber teams in November. If we could permanently move the Hawaii and Boise State games to Nov or 1st week of December and mix in an Air Force, San Diego State, Tulsa, Colorado State, or Houston for November match-ups; I'd be one happy Cougar.

  • Pugman TREMONTON, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 12:10 p.m.

    Bless the trolls....and thanks for ever proving...you're damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Feb. 23, 2012 12:43 p.m.

    mesoute

    And that USU team is on that vaunted ute schedule next year among the powerhouses like Northern Colorado. Phew.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 12:43 p.m.

    Nice to see Nebraska on the schedule and who knows more to come if Tom Holmoe can bring them here at LES. Yes, you know it will be on national TV maybe like NBC, CBS or ABC but more likely ESPN which is fine with me. Like one comment said above a lot of games during 1st week will be cupcake and this one will for sure be on national TV. Yes it would of been better we schedule at neutal sight but I don't think it will happen (hope I am wrong).

    Don't worry about Novemeber schedule because WAC is already dead after 2012. Sorry USU which I DO HOPE you will join this Murge MWCCUSA.

  • MLH SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 12:47 p.m.

    Cougar fan

    I am very serious when I ask you, Why would any teams that you mentioned want to move out of conference play in November and play BYU? They have their leagues to worry about, BYU is just not that big a deal for teams to play late in the year. The Y is going to have to pay teams out of the WAC, or Big Sky to play in November. Just not going to happen for you buddy, you guys have made your bed and you will have to live with the schedule.

    jarka-rus

    Would have been a great time to comment on how much fun it will be to play Nebraska, but you decide to rip on the PAC-12. It just blows me away each time you comment about 10.2 do you seriously think that the schedule your team plays is something that is really working out. Just might happen that the U might be playing Nebraska that year also now that the PAC and Big-10 are playing each other starting in 2014. Owe and don't bad mouth Montana High, you guys have Weber State High this year, along with Idaho State High last year.

    MesoUte stated correctly-You are now at the same level as Utah State

  • Captain Caveman Provo, Utah
    Feb. 23, 2012 1:56 p.m.

    This should be a fun match-up!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 2:32 p.m.

    This will be another great road trip. Can't wait. And there will be more coming out on this with time by the way, this isn't all of this.

  • headplate Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 2:35 p.m.

    If you look at future Cougar schedules there are a lot of holes in October and November. I wish that Holmoe would at least let fans know that there is a plan to make the second half of upcoming seasons interesting. Whether the plan works or not is yet to be seen but at least let us know there is a plan. Supporters are getting tired of hearing the following: "scheduling is a long process but things are moving along", "we are working on some intriguing matchups", "we will announce some exciting matchups in the future with our partners". Considering what has happended to the Mountain West and WAC, going independent was absolutely the right thing to do. But make it worth our while to continue renewing our season tickets.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    Congratulations! Nebraska in 2015.

    As an independent it look like the Y will be able to schedule early games away at a couple very good schools each year. Not certain that is a solution for a competitive schedule of 12 games including top opponents at home. Wait a minute I am wrong. There are a few schools who have agreed to come to Provo on a two away/ one at home basis.

    There is possible good news for Y fans. With the PAC-12 scheduling a cross over game on an annual basis with the Big 10, there is the possibility Nebraska could be playing at RES prior to 2015. If not รข maybe Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, etc.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 3:10 p.m.

    @who am i sir

    Well it sounds like you'll maybe get to sit in res for a bunch of ute losses.

    Congratulations?

  • No Conference Will Take Us SEATTLE, WA
    Feb. 23, 2012 3:10 p.m.

    Sigh.
    No home game against the Huskers? Another power team from a BCS conference. And where is my beloved BYU? On the outside looking in trying to assemble schedules each year. It would be easier if we were part of a BCS conference to begin with. Even Nebraska gets a hefty payout from the Big10 network. And we are stuck with a glorified WAC/ESPN contract.
    Unfortunately no conference will take us.

  • In Stitches Provo, Utah
    Feb. 23, 2012 3:14 p.m.

    Who am I sir?
    Cottonwood Heights, UT

    You remind me of the 12 year old girl who has to try and make every conversation about HER. Cute.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Feb. 23, 2012 3:19 p.m.

    Equating BYU's schedule to Utah State's schedule demonstrates either ignorance, hatred or both.

    I'm the first one to admint that BYU's 2012 schedule is not quite as rigourous as most AQ schedules. But it's a lot more rigourous than the MWC schedule that BYU and Utah used to play. And I'm betting that by 2013 or 2014, BYU's schedule will be on par with most AQ teams (excluding the SEC of course).

    MLH - Give it one more year, when our agreement with the WAC ends, and you will see a big improvement in November schedule.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 4:00 p.m.

    First they tell us it will never happen. Now that it's happening they laugh because it's a one and done. What next? There will never be a way to please them.

  • CO Ute PARKER, CO
    Feb. 23, 2012 5:16 p.m.

    This is a nice game for BYU to schedule and will likely get very big TV coverage. Will see if it is 1 and done or a longer term deal before commenting.
    To @jakra-rus - Really? You put up a post insulting a PAC 12 schedule when BYU played NMSt, Idaho, Idaho State and a bunch of other cupcakes this year. Guess you forgot that the Y is also playing WSU in the future and also forgot about what the end of the season holds for the next few years.
    I applaud BYU for scheduling ND, Ga Tech and some other strong names. After reading posts like those from jakra, I like the Nebraska game even more - it will be great to watch another team in red beat the Cougs that year.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 5:38 p.m.

    CFTx says "Give it one more year, when our agreement with the WAC ends, and you will see a big improvement in November schedule."

    Curious what teams you have in mind when you say "big improvement" over the WAC slate. Many of the big conferences are going to 9 conference game schedules, leaving little room for non-conference scheduling -- certainly not in November. The SEC is the only big conference I've seen schedule non-conference in November, and even then the SEC is not looking to schedule someone as good as BYU (see? a compliment). They look for a barely-division 1 school to use as a virtual bye week on their brutal November schedules.

  • Y's little brother The Hill, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 5:51 p.m.

    As usual, another BYU schedule announcement, followed by another avalanche of jealous rants from our little brothers on the hill. When has a big name Big Ten team EVER visited RES - Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois or Nebraska?

  • Truth Machine Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 5:59 p.m.

    No Conference Will Take Us

    "And where is my beloved BYU?"

    Your beloved BYU? Get real!

    Since when does a BYU-hating, Utah troll consider BYU "beloved"?

    Playing teams like Nebraska in storied Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska is what college football is all about. Only fans of a johnny-come-lately program with no history couldn't appreciate the experience.

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 6:10 p.m.

    Riverton Cougar

    "There will never be a way to please them."

    What do you expect? They're Utah trolls. There is no pleasing them because they're insanely jealous of everything BYU does.

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 6:14 p.m.

    The kids on the hill see their program falling farther and farther behind BYU and it's killing them. If they really considered BYU irrelevant, they wouldn't have to spend their every waking breath trying to convince themselves.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Feb. 23, 2012 6:19 p.m.

    Go Cougars! This is a great announcement. I've been to a game in Lincoln before and it is a crazy fun place. Good job Holmoe!

  • JD Tractor Iowa City, IA
    Feb. 23, 2012 6:23 p.m.

    Thank you jealous ute fans. I know this game is eating you up. I noticed utah isn't on the schedule for 2015. Hmmm Nebraska can make room but the utes can't. It's easy to see who is running scared.

  • Drum and Feather Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 6:26 p.m.

    Utah would never take a one and none from a school like Nebraska. They aren't even in the PAC 12.

  • Elmer Fudd Sandy, Utah
    Feb. 23, 2012 8:11 p.m.

    @ Y's little brother syndrome

    "As usual, another BYU schedule announcement, followed by another avalanche of jealous rants from our little brothers on the hill. When has a big name Big Ten team EVER visited RES - Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois or Nebraska?"

    Utah just beat the living daylights out of BYU 54-10 on national TV last fall. Utah has taken control of the rivalry by winning 7 of the last 10 games over the last 10 years. Utah will put BYU in it's place as little brother this fall for the final game, and will send the cougies home with their tail between their legs. Utah owns BYU 55-34-4 (Not even close!). Plus, Utah (1850) has been around longer than BYU (1875).

    The sooner we drop our little brothers off our schedule the sooner we'll have Big Ten teams to play.

    Go Utes! and Go Pac-12!

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Feb. 23, 2012 8:24 p.m.

    Fudd

    "Utah just beat the living daylights out of BYU..."

    Yet, BYU finished in the Top 25, while Utah didn't receive a single vote.

    One game does not a season make.

    U should have saved a little something for your "new rival", instead of spending the entire season reminiscing about a gift win against an irrelevant, independent.

  • NightOwlAmerica SALEM, OR
    Feb. 23, 2012 9:08 p.m.

    Y's little brother said:

    "As usual, another BYU schedule announcement, followed by another avalanche of jealous rants from our little brothers on the hill. When has a big name Big Ten team EVER visited RES - Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois or Nebraska?"

    Considering what sport you are talking about I would consider all BIG10 schools to be big names. Starting with the new football agreement BIG10 teams will be visiting RES on a regular basis.

  • UtahBy44 Beaver, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 9:10 p.m.

    @Rock(NOT)well

    " U should have saved a little something for your "new rival", instead of spending the entire season reminiscing about a gift win against an irrelevant, independent."

    Open mouth, insert foot.

    You called that right "irrelevant independent"

    Hang in there Band of Lil Brothers!

    Cant wait for another curb stomping in September!

    YES! Utah by 45 next time

  • NightOwlAmerica SALEM, OR
    Feb. 23, 2012 9:16 p.m.

    Truth Machine said:

    ".....Playing teams like Nebraska in storied Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska is what college football is all about. Only fans of a johnny-come-lately program with no history couldn't appreciate the experience."

    You are obviously mistaken. BYU is looking for any experience it can get. Has to work harder just to schedule teams. Its no guarantee an agreements can be changed. And just what is going to happen if Nebraska decides to pull the plug? You got it, Fill the slot with a WAC team.

    Go WAC legacy building Cougs!

  • Scott Farcus Beaver, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 9:23 p.m.

    "Y's little Brother Syndrome"

    Elmer Fudd, that was hilarious!

    Fudd 4 President!

    Lets pat lil brother on the head, give them their milk and graham crackers and send them to independence land, where the Fairy God Mother will sprinkle fairy dust all over their weak sauce schedule. So that they can end up with Romper room wins and butterfly dreams of another lame top 25! YES! Now thats Football!
    all 54 team members and 10 coaches!

    Oh yes, so this will get posted; Great article

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Feb. 23, 2012 9:52 p.m.

    Riverton Cougar:

    "First they tell us it will never happen."

    Nobody was saying the cougars could schedule one-off games vs. national powerhouses. Utah St. has been doing it for years. In fact, not too long ago, Coastal Carolina played at Penn State. What we're saying will never happen is the cougars won't get invited to a major conference. You're mid-majors forever.

    Oh, and we're also saying that your November schedules will be perennially WAC-ish, and your Home schedules will never measure up to your big brother's up on the Hill.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Feb. 23, 2012 10:05 p.m.

    Truth Machine:

    "Playing teams like Nebraska in storied Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska is what college football is all about. Only fans of a johnny-come-lately program with no history couldn't appreciate the experience."

    Johnny-come-lately? All because you've got a date at Memorial Stadium? Guess where the Utes played on Sept. 5, 1992? Or Sept. 16, 1989? Or Sept. 13, 1980? Or Sept. 21, 1968? No, we didn't win any of those games, and yes, they were all one-offs. In fact, we didn't have a single winning season in any of those years. Nebraska knew what they were doing. They scheduled their preseason vs. a weak WAC team, and got their win. And now here we are, having come full circle with the Huskers back to scheduling another weak WAC team in September.

    Betcha Nebraska visits RES before they visit LES.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 10:29 p.m.

    @DuckHunter
    "Well it sounds like you'll maybe get to sit in res for a bunch of ute losses." You are absolutely right! Maybe I will get to sit in RES for a bunch of Ute losses; However, the past season only enhanced my joy as a fan. There is no question I would rather see hopefully a competitive game against legenary competition than to take pride in a one-sided victory over a completely mis-matched opponent.

    @InSstiches

    This is spooky. Are you stalking me? How did you know my age? I'm sorry if I tried to turn the conversation to my team. However the article only mentioned Nebraska scheduling the Y. It failed to mention the same announcement also identified Flordia Atlantic, Souther Alabama, and Idaho State were scheduled to play Nebraska. Now that's fast company.

  • truecoug1 Provo, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 11:58 p.m.

    Wow...of the 40 (now 41) posts here on a BYU article, about a BYU football game, where a team has scheduled to play BYU in 2015, 15 of them were from "Ute" fans.

    That's 38%.

    That's obsession. That's also really sad, yet humorous at the same time.

    I thought Utah was supposed to have left BYU in the dust now that U're in the PAC 12. With the 'big boys'. And a new rival in Colorado. At least, that's what Ute fans were telling us all summer.

    Oh the hypocrisy from the hill! U got invited to the 'big boys' table and got stuck in the high chair, lost to your 'new' rival to end your chance at a conference title, and find yourselves where U've been all this time...

    Yipping at the heels of your big brother :)

    Keep those comments (and the validation) coming, Ute fans!

    Go Cougars!

  • AZ_True_Blue Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 24, 2012 12:51 a.m.

    I don't attend home games because I live outside of Utah, but not getting a game in LES has got to stop. If we call 99% of fooball teams and say, "In a number of years down the road, we want to play you at your place, and we're ok if you don't come to Provo to play." THEY WILL SAY YES!!!!

  • BYU Joe MISSION VIEJO, CA
    Feb. 24, 2012 1:05 a.m.

    Can we please stop using the word "Storied" - I am sick of hearing this word.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Feb. 24, 2012 9:11 a.m.

    @who am i sir

    "Maybe I will get to sit in RES for a bunch of Ute losses; However, the past season only enhanced my joy as a fan. There is no question I would rather see hopefully a competitive game against legenary competition than to take pride in a one-sided victory over a completely mis-matched opponent."

    Ahhh...the euphoria of something new. I predict that might last another season or two, at most. The losing will set in and it will wear you down. It will wear all of you down. Kinda like what we are seeing at the hc. Now maybe utah football doesn't plummet to that depth of futility, I'd be surprised if it does, but it will not be all winning seasons and bowl games. Far from it actually. Losing will be common place and frequent, a rose bowl trip will most likely never happen. 6-6, 5-7, 7-5 are going to be the norm with maybe an occasional 8-4 or 9-3 which will also be offset by 4-8 and 3-9 that are sure to come.

    We'll see how many of you show up at res in those seasons, I predict very few of you, just like the hc. It is a tenuous "fan"base at best anyway with maybe 30,000 actual fans plus a bunch of bandwagon fair weather types sprinkled in with some Mormon haters that are just there to project their hate. Few of you will stay for the mediocrity to come, so if you are one of those real fans, the one that is willing to watch drubbing after drubbing, year after year, to usc, ou, and whatever big10 team you are unlucky enough to draw any given season then I give you kudos. Enjoy it. I guess.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Feb. 24, 2012 11:01 a.m.

    Nebraska's tune up game. It doesn't matter if you schedule these big schools if you can't actually win the game. But kudos for the matchup.

  • SLC BYU Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 24, 2012 12:04 p.m.

    All assumptions aside tath BYU is somehow less relevant and has now scheduled a $$$ gaem with Nebraska much the way Uth tate has doen over the years, but the logistics for BYU right now are't favorable and Holmoe isn't in a position to talk about a number of things because of all the talk of BYU along with Louisville likely being invited to the Big 12 as the rumor mill heats up again. Holmoe is very limited on what he can contractually do at this point since buying out the optimal indpenednet schedule would be more costly than exiting a conference.

  • Cougs4Life Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 24, 2012 12:47 p.m.

    Remember, the Big 10(12) vs. Pac10 scheduling arrangement was designed to drive TV ratings and $$$...nobody should pretend that Utah's involvement suddenly "inspired" the Big 10(12) to call the Pac10 so that their best teams could have the once in a lifetime opportunity of playing in 40,000 seat stadium at Utah...with no one watching on television.

    Here is how this scheduling arrangement is going to work out for the Utes: The top tiered teams will be scheduled to play each other in made for tv, $$$ generating events. Since no one will want to come to RES, the first year the Utes will be sent to play away from home. The second year, either Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue or Minnesota will be exiled to play at RES since there is ZERO national tv interest in a Utah football game. In the eight years for the life of the agreement, these are the four teams that you will see in RES.

    I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska, Michigan State, Penn State, Wisconsen, Illinois or Iowa to visit RES anytime soon...your brain needs oxygen way too much.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Feb. 24, 2012 2:50 p.m.

    @Cougs4Life

    Excellent points and probably spot on about which big10 teams will most likely be visiting res. Of course the road games for utah will be at the big names so that the big names can pick up a fairly likely home win. The day we see Michigan agree to play at 40,000 seat res instead of 110,000 seat "Big House" is not going to come.

    LOL!

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Feb. 24, 2012 8:14 p.m.

    Cougs4Life:

    OR...the Pac-12 and the B1G decide to put on a Whittingham vs. Meyer matchup that WOULD draw top television ratings.

    That's at least a lot more plausible than the Pac-12 and B1G going out of their way to ensure that Utah plays the worst possible B1G teams.

    Just admit it...you're jealous. You're jealous that Utah will soon get annual Home-&-Home matchups with B1G schools, whereas the Y will not. You're also likely upset that if given a choice, Utah, Hill, and Whittingham would prefer playing a B1G opponent over annual matchups vs. our little brother. And it's difficult enough for you guys to schedule quality opponents without having to accept one-offs and 2-for-1 arrangements.

    You're jealous, and your tears are delicious. Ducky's too.

  • NightOwlAmerica SALEM, OR
    Feb. 24, 2012 8:36 p.m.

    Cougs4Life said:

    ".....I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska, Michigan State, Penn State, Wisconsen, Illinois or Iowa to visit RES anytime soon...your brain needs oxygen way too much."

    LOL!!! Why do you care? Nice to see BYU fans caring more about the Utes schedule than the mighty WAC legacy cougars.

  • truecoug1 Provo, UT
    Feb. 24, 2012 10:16 p.m.

    @NightOwlAmerica

    "Nice to see BYU fans caring more about the Utes schedule than the mighty WAC legacy cougars."

    Says the Ute fan who jumps onto a BYU board to comment about the BYU schedule. Oh the irony!

    @NavalVet

    "OR...the Pac-12 and the B1G decide to put on a Whittingham vs. Meyer matchup that WOULD draw top television ratings."

    If the PAC 12 put Utah's inaugural PAC 12 match-up with USC on Versus (a.k.a. the Hunting & Fishing Channel a.k.a. MWC Lite) and put COLORADO vs USC on ESPN2 (a.k.a the World Wide Leader in Sports), I'm gonna take a wild guess that the PAC 12 has zero confidence that there's any scenario where Utah would "draw top television ratings".

    And delicious tears? That's just weird, man...

    How's that high chair treating U?

    Go Cougars!

  • Cougs4Life Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 25, 2012 8:06 a.m.

    @naval vet,

    I'll agree that a Whittingham vs. Meyer game might possibly happen...but it will be played at the horseshoe, not in RES. Guaranteed! My point was that the Utes may get to play some of the big programs in the Big10(12), it just won't be at home. Kinda like BYU playing Nebraska, just not at home in 2015.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Feb. 25, 2012 11:46 a.m.

    Cougs4Life:

    If a Utah-Ohio State matchup would be played at the Horseshoe, then that just means a Utah-Ohio State matchup at RES will be the following season. These ARE Home-&-Home games you know.

    And for what it's worth, I'm not certain that ESPN/FOX care where the game is played. A game at the Horseshoe would draw about the same number of television viewers as a game at RES.

  • Cougs4Life Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 25, 2012 12:17 p.m.

    Sorry Vet...these aren't home and home arrangements...here's a quote from the announcement:

    "Many of the details need to be worked out. But in football, which has driven this decision just as it has with expansion in general, Delany and Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott envisioned matchups in which top Big Ten teams would face top Pac-12 schools in a format similar to the Big Ten-ACC challenge in basketball."

    The announcement goes on to say that the gaol is for each school in the pac10 to play A school in the big10(12) during the preseason. I'm sure that Larry Scott probably wasn't thinking of Utah as one of those "top PAC-12" schools he envisioned...remember, even Colorado was invited to join before U were, and has already been pointed out, the Utes were completely ignored when tier 1 television games were handed out last year.

    Utah vs. Minnesota? Sounds about right...

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 25, 2012 1:56 p.m.

    @Cougs4Life

    "Sorry Vet...these aren't home and home arrangements...here's a quote from the announcement..."
    ***********

    The announcement references a format similar to the the Big Ten-ACC challenge in basketball... which is a home and home format.

    But, if you're "sure" about what Larry Scott was thinking, then that certainly trumps the statements of the announcement.

    Before Utah joined the major leagues they were relegated to accepting one and done scheduling arrangements... you know... like BYU and Nebraska.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Feb. 25, 2012 2:20 p.m.

    While I appreciate Holmoe's drive in getting big name teams, we are essentially LOWER than where we were 2 years ago in the MWC. Back then we could also schedule great non-conference games in September but at least we had decent competition the rest of the way. BYU needs to play well enough to go to and WIN a BCS bowl like Utah, BSU, TCU and then get in a BCS conference.

    So far, all we do is TALK about how deserving we are of something better...

  • Jake2010 bountiful, ut
    March 2, 2012 1:36 a.m.

    Ute fans you are dillusional if you think you have any kind of national following and depending on the success Ohio State is having they don't have much of one either. I'm sorry but there is not a chance in the current landscape that the Utes v Buckeyes game would be anything but something else on the television in the shadow of the true leaders of college football in the S E C ! ! ! ! More BCS championship than any other conference by a landslide.